Toys And Why We Need An Extra Room

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The world as we know it is really messed up. Mattel and Fisher Price, the very people who brought us Tickle-Me-Elmo as the toy of the season last Christmas, have allowed some of America’s babies to play with and put in their little mouths, toys painted with lead paint. I do accept the explanation that […]


Barbie Dolls Where Did They Come From

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Dear Santa, Please can I have a Barbie doll for Christmas? Barbie dolls have probably been on Christmas wish lists for several generations of girls. In fact Barbie has become a household name for many years. Who created the first concept of the Barbie doll? The story started with the birth of Ruth Mosko in […]


Thinking About Dolls

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Imagination plays a big part of growing up. Children are fascinated by “acting out” what it would be like to be grown up. Toys play a vital part of this process. Almost anything can be a toy. From sticks and rocks to old socks, if it can be imagined, it can become a toy. I […]


The Offer S On The Table

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In twentieth century America while young boys learned construction with Lincoln Logs, little girls instinctively cuddled a Raggedy Ann. Even today Raggedy Ann’s red yarn hair, patched pinafore and button eyes offer images of another era as she celebrates her 90th birthday in museums and private collections. But in 1958 Barbie was born. All grown […]